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nonce word

n.
A word occurring, invented, or used just for a particular occasion; for example, the word mileconsuming in "the wagon beginning to fall into its slow and mileconsuming clatter" (William Faulkner).

nonce word

n
(Linguistics) a word coined for a single occasion

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n.
a word coined and used only for a particular occasion.
[1880–85]

nonce word

A word invented by someone for a specific occasion, not likely to become established in the language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonce word - a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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nonce word

nonce word

[ˈnɒnsˌwɜːd] nparola coniata per l'occasione